Construction Feature

Manitoba’s East Side Road Authority has a mandate to build permanent roads and bridges to isolated First Nation communities in that province.
Help for isolated Ontario First Nation comes from ManitobaA plan is finally in motion to build a long-overdue 25-kilometre access road to an isolated and neglected northwestern Ontario First Nation community straddling the Ontario-Manitoba border.Prior to the Manitoba government recessing for a provincial election in April, the East Side Road Authority was given political approval to expand beyond its borders and take on the so-called Freedom Road project for Shoal Lake 40.The island community has received national attention for its forced isol...


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North Bay building permits valued at $22 million in June
Eighty-two building permits valued at $22,099,945 were issued in June 2016 in the City of North Bay, bringing the city’s year-to-date total to $52.3 million.In particular, the city is seeing strong numbers in institutional, industrial and commercial building values; year-to-date these values ar...
Province awards $37 million in road contracts
 The province has awarded $37 million in roadwork for northeastern Ontario in 2016.A list of the projects and their value follows:-$16.995 million for 2.7 kilometres of Highway 6 south of Nairn Centre and 21.5 kilometres of Highway 17 east of Nairn Centre;-$10.926 million for 22.2 kilometres o...
Development charges are harming home builders, councillors told
Costs associated with building homes and apartments in Greater Sudbury are hurting the industry, city councillors were told June 21.At a public meeting held as part of the city's decision to freeze development charges this year, Laura Higgs, of the Sudbury Home Builders Association, said constr...
North Bay permits plenty of construction
The value of building permits issued by the City of North Bay reached more than $47 million in the first five months of this year. The tally of $47,420,958 represents an increase of 79 per cent over the same period last year, and 200 per cent over the year-to-date number on June 1, 2014. “I...


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